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Anne B. Wallen, Ph.D.

Program Director, Office of Fellowships
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I love working with KU students to help them figure out how to get the most out of their experiences and opportunities. As an undergraduate at KU, I double majored in German and Humanities and minored in Slavic Culture. Through KU's Office of Study Abroad I did programs in Germany (Munich and Bonn), Sweden, the Czech Republic, and Russia. I then went to the University of Minnesota, where I got a Master's Degree in German Studies and a Ph.D. in German and Scandinavian Studies. While working on my dissertation I received Fulbright, American Scandinavian, and P.E.O. awards to help fund my research years in Denmark and Sweden. In my final year of graduate study, I returned to Minnesota and started working with national fellowships advising in the Honors Program at the U of M. Being able to continue that work at my alma mater is a dream come true!

I'm here to help students navigate the process of assessing their fit for and applying for national fellowships and scholarships. As a veteran of the process myself, I can testify to its many benefits. Whether you get the award or not, you will learn a lot about yourself, your goals, and how to get where you want to go.


Ph.D., German and Scandinavian Studies, University of Minnesota

M.A., German Studies, University of Minnesota

B.A., Germanic Languages & Literatures and Humanities & Western Civilization, University of Kansas

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